“I practice capoeira”
That’s how the poem begins. And that’s what I needed to hear to keep listening. As an art form I practice and study, capoeira is a very personal and subjective experience for all who are involved. Designed to be deceptive, its inherent non-straightforward nature has led to many different interpretations of its art and purpose. I’ve heard people describe it as a community, a dance, a form of combat, and (my personal favorite) a dialogue. Everyone has their own story to tell about capoeira, and this kid shares his own.
One of my all-time favorite performances – complete with a live band, theme lighting, and surprising displays of capoeira.
Poetry in motion. Literally.